Undersea wall mural-Wall mural art
Undersea wall mural: The new Radiology ward at a children’s hospital recently had a number of undersea wall murals painted.These murals were painted in their examination rooms. The largest of these wall paintings was painted in a state of the art x-ray room. I call the mural ‘the dolphin family’.
This room has an impressive full body examination x-ray scanner. I can imagine how a child would experience this scanning progress, having this huge machine scan your your whole body can be the things scary stories are made up of. It was therefore very important for the wall mural to create a child-friendly environment, but also a focus point for the child being examined.
While I was painting this mural the technician had to try out the equipment in the room. To prevent my exposure to any radioactive material I was required to leave the room. The walls are lead lined because of this, cell phone reception is not useable.
Due to the nature of radioactivity ,I can appreciate no cell phone reception any day. I was also glad to oblige the x ray technician in taking a tea break, as I didn’t want radioactive sandwiches. Although I can as well appreciate the impressive function of these big machines. Not that I think a ten yr old would agree with me. But I can only hope that a ten-year-old would agree that the Dolphin family are pretty cool. Because that is why I paint wall murals in hospitals for all the little people that notice.
I am very grateful to be part of the team that works in children’s hospitals to make the environment as friendly as possible for children. A lot of effort goes into this process ,from the ward designs to the curtain colours . Not to mention the vast number of volunteers that engage children daily in fun activities.